Europe

Wed
16
Sep

Legislating THC in Food

As laws for cannabis use change, so do the laws that govern the particular cannabinoids that make up the plant, namely CBD and THC, and how and where they are used. Whereas CBD has already been regulated differently in many places, THC is often left with no regulation at all when it comes to use in edible products.

It has become more commonplace for CBD to be separated from the rest of the cannabis plant, and regulated differently, with the main reason being that since it contains no psychoactive properties, it shouldn’t be treated the same as substances that are psychoactive. With more recreational markets opening, and more food-based products hitting the market, the question of how THC is legislated in food is becoming more of a question.

Wed
09
Sep

Forced Legalizations: EU & France Battle it out Over CBD Laws

France and the EU have been fighting it out in court over import laws concerning a CBD case. If the EU wins it means a forced legalization of CBD across the entire EU… But if France wins, could it be the beginning of the end for CBD?

Thu
03
Sep

These Are The Weed Markets Outside Of The U.S. That Should Get Your Attention

Canada and the U.S. currently generate a majority of the cannabis industry’s revenue. While both countries are significant factors as the market matures, other nations will take up a share as well.

For example, Mexico, New Zealand and several other countries are considering adult use legalization, and could assume their place in the global market.

Several cannabis industry experts told Benzinga that several regions and nations are already ones to keep an eye on when tracking the global marijuana growth.

Mon
24
Aug

The European Hemp Scene

Hemp’s landscape in Europe is getting trimmed. How will this affect hemp use for the people?

When we think of the EU’s hemp scene we conjure up images of smoky Dutch coffee shops and huge increases in CBD oil usage in Germany.

However, this is swiftly changing as herds of new legislation is being introduced in the continent.

Thu
06
Aug

Cannabis Tourism Could Help Cities Struggling Due to COVID-19

Cannabis tourism is not a new concept.

For many decades vacationers have flocked to cannabis hotspots like Amsterdam, Jamaica, Thailand, and other international destinations often associated with cannabis, albeit unregulated cannabis.

Options for legal cannabis tourism have increased in recent years with the spread of cannabis reform. Canada is a particularly popular destination these days because of the implementation of cannabis legalization.

Tue
04
Aug

EC Attempting To “Kill” EU Hemp Sector

The European Commission is poised to kill the EU’s hemp sector claims the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA).

It says the EC recently arrived at a preliminary conclusion that extracts from industrial hemp, which would include cannabidiol, qualify as drugs in EU legislation. This has thrown a spanner into the works for current Novel Food applicants, with the freezing of all applications relating to hemp extracts and natural cannabinoids under Novel Food Regulation. However, synthetic cannabinoids are not included.

Fri
31
Jul

European Commission hits pause on natural CBD products — but synthetic CBD is okay

The European Commission (EC) has suspended new applications for food products containing natural CBD while it considers labelling such products as “narcotics-related.”

Fri
31
Jul

How COVID-19 created a weed windfall for dark web dealers across Europe

Europeans are increasingly seeking to source their dank buds from dark web dealers, according to a new report.

 

Thu
30
Jul

Poland may become leading hemp producer in Europe

Industrial hemp is increasingly grown by Polish farmers. Last year, the sown area increased by almost 80 percent, to over 3,000 hectares. The development of this industry may have a positive impact on the entire economy, and Poland has the potential to become one of the main producers of hemp products in Europe. According to experts, the development of the domestic industry requires the introduction of standards ensuring greater competitiveness of production.

“Industrial hemp has a number of applications, recently also in the veterinary industry. Consequently, we have a huge increase in the number of plantations and interest in this plant,” Witold Czeszak, head of the Hemp Program at the Institute of Natural Fibers and Medicinal Plants in Poznań, said

Wed
29
Jul

The EU May Designate CBD Foods As Narcotics (Yes, You Read that Right)

Since this only covers novel foods, this may not have an effect on CBD in other kinds of products, such as cosmetics.

The craze for hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) extends beyond the United States and into Europe. We’ve written a good amount on the difference between how the European Union (EU) regulates CBD in contrast to the United States, and link to a number of those posts at the bottom of this page. All of that may be put on hold soon as the EU weighs new laws for CBD products.

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